One of the best things about the Nexus 7 is that it combines high-end features with an incredibly low price. The 8GB model eases in at just $199 while the more capacious 16GB model comes in at a mere $ 249. But Google and ASUS do have to work around issues with such a low price. Google reported to AllThingsD yesterday that they’re selling the device at cost to consumers and that they’re also covering the marketing costs. What that means is that Google isn’t making any profit off the Nexus 7 tablets that they’re selling. If the Nexus 7 turns out like Google wants it to, then this could definitely pay off for Google but if not, well, Google could be in for a few hits. Let’s hope that it pays off for them. How many of you have pre-ordered the Nexus 7 so far?